World of Warcraft Trojan Found in Fake Curse Client

A trojan that compromises World of Warcraft logins has been discovered.

A trojan has been found, which compromises World of Warcraft accounts. According to officials at Blizzard, even accounts that use the authenticator, both mobile and key fob, as an additional security method can be compromised with this trojan. The trojan is dangerous and officials state that it captures account data as users enter their information.

The trojan, which goes by the name of Disker, appears to be delivered through a fake version of the Curse client. The Curse client provides add-on services for multiple MMOs, such as World of Warcraft. People downloaded the fake version due to the version being an advertised link on search pages.

So far, the trojan is Windows specific. It can not run on Mac. Warnings don't show up until the trojan runs, unfortunately.

For more information, including how to remove the trojan, see the official post on the World of Warcraft forums. Technical Support has been actively answering users questions.

Just to be safe, remember to only download the client from the official Curse Client page.

Published Jan. 6th 2014
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  • Samuel Smith
    Featured Contributor
    Yikes! And it can get authenticated accounts as well? Very nasty.
  • Wowgamer_9208
    This is true i cant acces to eu.battke.net after downlodading the client!
  • Rothalack
    Master O' Bugs
    HAHA! And the years and years of manual addon installs pay off.
  • Mary Yeager
    Senior Intern
    I was wondering if this was going to catch you up in its wake!
  • Rothalack
    Master O' Bugs
    I'm not going to lie, was very scared. Saw your post here and had a huge sigh of relief.
  • Mary Yeager
    Senior Intern
    Its always nice to be relieved!

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